"I think that recalling such ancient Syrian artistic identity is one of the forms of resistance because the ongoing war on the country seeks to eliminate our identity, heritage and civilization," Shaaban added, asserting that the those artists, who gathered to express their love for Syria, are waging artistic and political war.

"Syria is immune to occupation and aggression. It always works for a better future for the whole region," she affirmed.

On his part, Director of the gallery Bade'a Jahjah said: "We hope that all the Syrian people will agree on terms of beauty in the light of successive victories being realized by Syrian Arab army.

The terms of beauty are summarized in Jahjah's phrase: "Bridge of basil grows between love and right."

Basma Qaddour